The RGR-Velox (above) scans an entire area instantly, much like taking a radar photograph.

GroundProbe has launched an advanced doppler radar for reactive geohazard monitoring, the RGR-Velox. It is a military-precision reactive monitoring and alarming system for tailings dam breaches, large slope failures, landslides and avalanches. It detects, tracks and alarms on moving geohazards in real-time, keeping people,
assets and communities safe by giving warning of a breach or collapse.

The RGR-Velox is the latest technology to be born from GroundProbe’s R&D and product development programs, and it’s the first product release in reactive monitoring, with the company now offering both predictive and reactive monitoring technologies. Its pioneering predictive monitoring solutions (Slope Stability Radars and lasers) detect and warn people and communities of impending mine collapses, dam failures, rockfalls and landslides. The RGR-Velox, a reactive monitoring solution, tracks and alarms on already moving geohazards post-collapse, giving early warning to take action or evacuate through alarm outputs such as lights, sirens, pagers or phones.

GroundProbe CEO David Noon said the company has a customer-oriented approach to innovation and technology, which has led to the development of this unique reactive monitoring solution. “This technology was a true collaboration between many facets
of our organization, a valued customer and a key
partner,” he said. “By having our customers actively participate in our product development process, we
are able to co-create value and produce the most
beneficial solution.”

Noon said the RGR-Velox is the highest precision, fastest scanning and longest range doppler radar on the market. “Military-grade hardware is combined with GroundProbe’s safety-critical software, alarming and systems to provide unrivaled confidence,” he said.

“The RGR-Velox sweep-scans an entire area instantly, much like taking a radar photograph, to capture actionable information as it happens and provide new details of the scene every 0.25 seconds,” GroundProbe Vice President of Technology Fernanda Carrea said. “Perhaps most impressive is the device’s ability to differentiate and locate small moving objects with precise accuracy, even when moving at just 0.05 meters per second. She said its alarming capabilities are completely customizable, ensuring users are empowered to design alarms tailored entirely to their specific site challenges and conditions.